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Folke Ohlsson

When you first look at a piece of Folke Ohlsson furniture, it may not look like much. Simple chairs and tables, basic upholsteries. But when you take a closer look, you’ll find that the beauty is in the details and construction. He didn’t need to rely on ornate carvings or fancy accents to make his pieces special. Instead, he focused on using high-quality materials with time-honored techniques to create timeless pieces that were not only aesthetically pleasing, but comfortable and practical. Folke Ohlsson brought his artistic vision of Scandinavian furniture design from Sweden to the United States in 1953, establishing DUX, Inc. in San Francisco. With this company, he created furniture designs that blended the graceful details of traditional styles with the simplicity and proportions of contemporary styles. One of his most well-known innovations that changed the way furniture was shipped was his concept of knock-down furniture, which could be flattened and then later assembled at its final destination. Since this made it less expensive to ship, Folke Ohlsson pieces were transported throughout the world as he began to gain tremendous popularity. He has received a multitude of awards and led DUX furniture to international distinction. Today, you’ll find Folk Ohlsson furniture in distinguished homes around the globe, as they continue to bring their sophisticated modern beauty to the world of interior design.